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C.S. Lewis meets CSI…when Amazon Bestselling author Michael Angel presents the second book in his brand-new fantasy series, 'Fantasy & Forensics'! She solved the murder of a king. The day Dayna Chrissie, the leading Crime Scene Analyst for the LAPD, was magically transported to the land of Andeluvia, her skills were put to the ultimate test. With war about to break out C.S. Lewis meets CSI…when Amazon Bestselling author Michael Angel presents the second book in his brand-new fantasy series, 'Fantasy & Forensics'! She solved the murder of a king. The day Dayna Chrissie, the leading Crime Scene Analyst for the LAPD, was magically transported to the land of Andeluvia, her skills were put to the ultimate test. With war about to break out between the Human and Centaur kingdoms, her forensic skill was all that stopped a conflict that would have devastated both lands. But now she faces a new challenge. The magical deer of the Fayleene Woods have tasked her friend Prince Liam with proving his worth – by going up against Sirrahon, an ancient stone dragon with the nastiest disposition in recorded history. She’ll put her life on the line for a friend! So will a centaur wizard, a griffin warrior, and a nightmare delivering pooka with a crippling problem preventing him from doing his job!. But with a bloodthirsty dragon, hostile medieval lords, and a deranged police chief stacked against her, the odds don’t look promising. Especially when an older, mysterious enemy threatens to resurface and engulf everyone in a cycle of killing and vengeance! Books in the 'Fantasy & Forensics' Series: Centaur of the Crime The Deer Prince's Murder Grand Theft Griffin A Perjury of Owls Forgery of the Phoenix Assault in the Wizard Degree Trafficking in Demons A Warrant of Wyverns The Conspiracy of Unicorns Dragon with a Deadly Weapon (Autumn 2018) Included with this story are preview chapters of the third novel in the 'Fantasy & Forensics' series, Grand Theft Griffin. Reviews of 'Fantasy & Forensics': "Angel manages the nearly impossible...creating memorable characters in the midst of an intriguing mystery, action, humor and heart." -- JC Andrijeski, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Quentin Black mystery series "This clever, humorous fantasy springs to life from page one..." -- Publisher's Weekly "Fast-paced action and sly wit make Angel's writing irresistible fun." -- Rebecca Moesta, NYT Bestselling co-author of Young Jedi Knights


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C.S. Lewis meets CSI…when Amazon Bestselling author Michael Angel presents the second book in his brand-new fantasy series, 'Fantasy & Forensics'! She solved the murder of a king. The day Dayna Chrissie, the leading Crime Scene Analyst for the LAPD, was magically transported to the land of Andeluvia, her skills were put to the ultimate test. With war about to break out C.S. Lewis meets CSI…when Amazon Bestselling author Michael Angel presents the second book in his brand-new fantasy series, 'Fantasy & Forensics'! She solved the murder of a king. The day Dayna Chrissie, the leading Crime Scene Analyst for the LAPD, was magically transported to the land of Andeluvia, her skills were put to the ultimate test. With war about to break out between the Human and Centaur kingdoms, her forensic skill was all that stopped a conflict that would have devastated both lands. But now she faces a new challenge. The magical deer of the Fayleene Woods have tasked her friend Prince Liam with proving his worth – by going up against Sirrahon, an ancient stone dragon with the nastiest disposition in recorded history. She’ll put her life on the line for a friend! So will a centaur wizard, a griffin warrior, and a nightmare delivering pooka with a crippling problem preventing him from doing his job!. But with a bloodthirsty dragon, hostile medieval lords, and a deranged police chief stacked against her, the odds don’t look promising. Especially when an older, mysterious enemy threatens to resurface and engulf everyone in a cycle of killing and vengeance! Books in the 'Fantasy & Forensics' Series: Centaur of the Crime The Deer Prince's Murder Grand Theft Griffin A Perjury of Owls Forgery of the Phoenix Assault in the Wizard Degree Trafficking in Demons A Warrant of Wyverns The Conspiracy of Unicorns Dragon with a Deadly Weapon (Autumn 2018) Included with this story are preview chapters of the third novel in the 'Fantasy & Forensics' series, Grand Theft Griffin. Reviews of 'Fantasy & Forensics': "Angel manages the nearly impossible...creating memorable characters in the midst of an intriguing mystery, action, humor and heart." -- JC Andrijeski, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Quentin Black mystery series "This clever, humorous fantasy springs to life from page one..." -- Publisher's Weekly "Fast-paced action and sly wit make Angel's writing irresistible fun." -- Rebecca Moesta, NYT Bestselling co-author of Young Jedi Knights

30 review for The Deer Prince's Murder

  1. 5 out of 5

    So, I Read This Book Today

    Hello, nice to meet you, you certainly look delicious this morning. I wonder if you are chewy or crunchy’.” You have us four. And sometimes, you need to find a sense of family with people who are good, rather than to try and find good in one’s own family. Dayna Chrissie is at it again. Our intrepid Los Angeles CSI’s whole life changed in Centaur of the Crime. Pulled into an alternate world to solve the murder of Good King Benedict, Dayna finds herself in a world of hurt as she tries to find the g Hello, nice to meet you, you certainly look delicious this morning. I wonder if you are chewy or crunchy’.” You have us four. And sometimes, you need to find a sense of family with people who are good, rather than to try and find good in one’s own family. Dayna Chrissie is at it again. Our intrepid Los Angeles CSI’s whole life changed in Centaur of the Crime. Pulled into an alternate world to solve the murder of Good King Benedict, Dayna finds herself in a world of hurt as she tries to find the guilty parties in a conspiracy to start a war. As she uses her scientific knowledge in a world locked into a medieval mindset, she finds herself magically bouncing between the world of Andeluvia and Earth as she uses her forensic skills, and the LAPD labs, to solve the murder and locate the guilty parties. Of course, she finds herself in trouble not only in Andeluvia as she puts herself in danger searching for the killer, but on Earth as well as her whacked-out Deputy Chief, Robert McClatchy, does everything in his power to destroy her career. Sheesh! Can a girl not get a break? Well, actually she can get a bit of one, as she makes some wonderful new friends who help her solve the crime, at risk of their own lives. The Deer Prince’s Murder is book two of the Fantasy and Forensics series, and Dayna’s life isn’t getting any easier. Not. One. Little. Bit. Still on probation after going missing from her job as a consultant for the Los Angeles Crime Lab during Centaur (when people are snatching you back and forth across dimensions, it is a bit hard to keep up), she slips off to Andeluvia to spend time with her friends. Liam is a Fayleene, a magical white-tail deer, Grimshaw, better known as Shaw, a Griffin, and Galen, a Centaur Master Wizard are the wonderful friends Dayna made in Centaur. All rejected in one way or the other by their families, Liam for his lack of magical luck, Shaw for standing up for Dayna and offering to help against his rider’s wishes, and Galen, rejected by his war-obsessed father for being intelligent instead of brutal. Now, their little family faces an even more dangerous situation when the Fayleene Protector of the Forest, Quinval, is murdered, pulling Dayna into the most dangerous investigation of her life – and her friends right along with her. For here there be dragons . . . well, one dragon, Sirrahon the Stone Dragon, ancient, cruel and released from his three-thousand year prison. Who set him free? Why? And how will this all end? When Captain Vazura of the Kings Air Cavalry, Shaw’s former Rider, is murdered by a shadowy figure, things become even more tense, and much more dangerous. With the help of a surprising new member of their little group, Dayna and her friends must work harder, smarter and faster than ever before to save this beautiful world. Oh, and to save Dayna’s job as a consultant to the LAPD Crime Lab as well. That McClatchy? Whew! He’s got some real issues in his tissues! As always, Michael Angel has his criminal procedure down pat, which is always a joy. His wicked sense of humour is still as strong as ever, and his character and world building are exceptional as well. Not surprising, of course – he is always exceptional. If you like Urban Fantasy, mythology, and criminal procedure with a large dose of comedy, you can’t miss out on Michael Angel’s work. I am dancing on my toes as I wait for Grand Theft Griffin, scheduled for 2015! Until then, The Detective and the Unicorn is next on my Michael Angel list! I received my copy from Michael Angel in return for a realistic review, and in thanks for my previous reviews. However, all thoughts are my own. I just really like his writing!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dixie Goode

    I first met the wonderful Dayna Chrissie in the first book of the series, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show..., and was eager to continue her adventures here in book 2. Sometimes sequels are disappointing, but not in this case. Michael Angel's books have been compares to CSI meets CS Lewis and that may hold true, but they also remind me of the work of another of my favorite authors, Jim Butcher, with his wizards and monsters and elemental furies and Chicago mob bosses and police procedures. D I first met the wonderful Dayna Chrissie in the first book of the series, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show..., and was eager to continue her adventures here in book 2. Sometimes sequels are disappointing, but not in this case. Michael Angel's books have been compares to CSI meets CS Lewis and that may hold true, but they also remind me of the work of another of my favorite authors, Jim Butcher, with his wizards and monsters and elemental furies and Chicago mob bosses and police procedures. Dayna Chrissie's life work is to investigate the cause of death and to see suspicious motives behind every fiber and bruise. She has a hard time relating to some people but she doesn't back down. She has a magical assortment of misfit magical beasts and in this book, she even becomes one for awhile, seeing the world through doe's colored glasses as it were. There is a lot of back and forth travel between her world of Los Angeles and the Medieval world of the magical alternate universe. The magic is controlled travel with the aid of her friend, a centaur wizard - but at times the travel is the only thing under control. My favorite part of this new book is a fascinating, powerful but also powerless, fearsome but terrified, black horse with a mysterious ability and a terrible handicap. I teach special ed, and have a brother with down's syndrome and love books that advocate the truth that having a handicap doesn't mean you don't also have strengths and gifts to share. Once again, I have to wholeheartedly endorse reading Michael Angel's book - but granted, I am a fan of urban fantasy and magical alternate worlds and young adult books. If you can't laugh and look at the lighter side of literature this probably isn't for you.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    Light and entertaining, though one bit seemed anticlimactic. I can't really be fully fair (or detailed) in reviewing this read, because I got diverted from it more than halfway through, and didn't get back to it for quite a while. That does tell you that I wasn't deeply gripped by it, but I'm sure I didn't appreciate the end as much as I would have, if I hadn't had to have my memory jogged several times re. [new] secondary characters (including a likable pooka who has trouble creating nightmares Light and entertaining, though one bit seemed anticlimactic. I can't really be fully fair (or detailed) in reviewing this read, because I got diverted from it more than halfway through, and didn't get back to it for quite a while. That does tell you that I wasn't deeply gripped by it, but I'm sure I didn't appreciate the end as much as I would have, if I hadn't had to have my memory jogged several times re. [new] secondary characters (including a likable pooka who has trouble creating nightmares because he's afraid of the dark!) and re. what the protagonists had done and learned. I do plan to continue the series sometime, but my TBR is huuuuuuuuge, and I'm not sure when. Update: They're in KU! That does make it likelier that I'll pick up Grand Theft Griffin soon. Re. proofreading errors, I found a couple extra prepositions and one extra "the" (i.e., syntax issues, possibly due to the phrases having been reworded), plus problems with French accents ("Reveé" should be "Revée", and there are numerous occurrences of "chére", which should be "chère"), but that's it. BTW, when I say "light", I don't mean that there's no violence or death (in addition to the titular one, obviously), but the book doesn't dwell on it, and I'll allow myself one spoiler and reassure you that you don't need to worry about the primary good guys.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Aelvana

    Liam has been summoned home. The Protector of the Forest has died, and the fayleene are gathering to recognize a new leader. But Liam is quickly drawn into a much bigger issue. A dragon is encroaching on the fayleene lands, and Liam is tasked with ending the threat by any means possible . . . As expected from the title, this book focuses on Liam. We got the gist of his unfortunate relationship with his people in Centaur of the Crime, but this is the first time we get to look more in-depth at the Liam has been summoned home. The Protector of the Forest has died, and the fayleene are gathering to recognize a new leader. But Liam is quickly drawn into a much bigger issue. A dragon is encroaching on the fayleene lands, and Liam is tasked with ending the threat by any means possible . . . As expected from the title, this book focuses on Liam. We got the gist of his unfortunate relationship with his people in Centaur of the Crime, but this is the first time we get to look more in-depth at the fayleene. I liked the irony of the fayleene being much more vicious and petty than their "magical deer" species would suggest. But only one particular fayleene really has it out for Liam specifically. The rest of them are happy to use him if it means saving themselves. And along those lines, although there is certainly a mystery, much of the plot plays out more like a fantasy adventure. A very dangerous dragon has it out for the fayleene, and Liam is tasked with stopping it. But an invincible dragon is a mystery in and of itself---what weakness can they use to confront it? Although my favorite part is probably the pooka playing the Illuminati for Bob McClatchy. (This will not end well, for sure. But it was really funny all the same.) Overall this was a lot of fun. I liked the more we got to see of Liam, and how some of his confidence issues resolved. There's also plenty of hints that this is only part of a much larger scheme and we're probably building up to a massive conflict in the moderately-far future. I rate this book Highly Recommended. See my reviews and more at https://offtheshelfreviews.wordpress....

  5. 4 out of 5

    Robyn

    Dayna is still in trouble with LAPD Deputy Chief Robert McClatchy for disappearing during an investigation so she is spending more time in King Fitzwilliam’s court. Liam goes to Dayna he needs a female consort him to the ceremony at the Sacred Grove or he will be permanently banished. Galen changes Dayna into a fayleene. At the gathering they find that the Protector of the Forest, Liam’s sire is dead. Liam is named Heir Apparent. He is the heir and is expected to stop the ancient stone dragon on Dayna is still in trouble with LAPD Deputy Chief Robert McClatchy for disappearing during an investigation so she is spending more time in King Fitzwilliam’s court. Liam goes to Dayna he needs a female consort him to the ceremony at the Sacred Grove or he will be permanently banished. Galen changes Dayna into a fayleene. At the gathering they find that the Protector of the Forest, Liam’s sire is dead. Liam is named Heir Apparent. He is the heir and is expected to stop the ancient stone dragon on the way to their forest and its okay because if he dies they will name a more worthy successor. Captain Vazura is killed while standing next to Dayna. The king tells her he was in her protection so she has to find the murderer. She has a dream where the Dream Speaker Reveé says they will help her if she helps them she agrees. Destarius de Revasser a large black horse in her house in LA when she wakes. These characters become friend and reminds of David Eddings’ Belgariad and Malloreon series, Raymond Feist’s Riftwar Saga.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Davis

    Superb I finished book 1 last night and book 2 just now, and I'm still struggling to find the words to describe either one and do them justice. I'll try to keep this about book 2, but I'm still hooked hoof, talon, and nail, but now with my heart, too. The love these characters have for each other, with all their differences, speaks on so many levels. While this book is a fantasy, (usually) murder mystery with a healthy dose of realistic police procedures, Michael does an outstanding job of not rev Superb I finished book 1 last night and book 2 just now, and I'm still struggling to find the words to describe either one and do them justice. I'll try to keep this about book 2, but I'm still hooked hoof, talon, and nail, but now with my heart, too. The love these characters have for each other, with all their differences, speaks on so many levels. While this book is a fantasy, (usually) murder mystery with a healthy dose of realistic police procedures, Michael does an outstanding job of not revealing the answers until he's good and ready to. I wouldn't start reading this at night if you have anywhere important to be in the morning, I couldn't put it down.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Simon Mark

    this advanced the overall story by finishing some of the weaknesses in the first book, it’s overall idea’s worked nicely, the detective part was left until almost the end, lots of interesting threads are carefully woven, i would have liked a touch more of the Owls but hopefully they will do more in the next novel. I have not put in any clue’s or spoilers here, but given a taste of how i enjoyed it,

  8. 5 out of 5

    Zella Roop

    Fantasy and Murder in one Best read as a part of the series to understand the makeup of the "team". Great continuation of the previous book adding new characters and fleshing out characters already in place. Mystery, murder, politics and fantasy altogether in one story makes for a delicious read. Fantasy and Murder in one Best read as a part of the series to understand the makeup of the "team". Great continuation of the previous book adding new characters and fleshing out characters already in place. Mystery, murder, politics and fantasy altogether in one story makes for a delicious read.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bronwyn

    So much fun Another installment in an entertaining series. Each character brings fun to the story. Also the adventure is complete. No irritating cliffhanger, just a possibility for more adventure

  10. 4 out of 5

    Robert Zielazinski

    An Absorbing diversion A little mystery, a little swords and sorcery. I was pleasantly surprised, as I don't read much fantasy. Logically consistent, and it kept me from looking at the news for several hours. Thank you. An Absorbing diversion A little mystery, a little swords and sorcery. I was pleasantly surprised, as I don't read much fantasy. Logically consistent, and it kept me from looking at the news for several hours. Thank you.

  11. 4 out of 5

    robert chisley

    A new book in an interesting new series A new crime for Dayna to.unravel, A new enemy attacks in a widening game of intrigue and battle for a world! Pick up the first book in this series and give it a try!

  12. 4 out of 5

    H.M.

    Good I enjoyed the book. I like how the characters think outside the box, and I have a feeling that the author really likes horses, which is cool, because I really like horses too.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Robert Read

    Fantasy with a twist I loved the twist and turns of the plot. I look forward to reading the next few books. Good fun

  14. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Rimmer

    MAGIC It just keeps getting better and better. Good characters, good plot lines, with a fine continuity and a humorous touch.

  15. 4 out of 5

    James Rhodes

    Good and fun reading. Excellent mixing of mystery and magic. And the beings in the story fit their personality and growth properly. Two words for Amazon :P

  16. 5 out of 5

    Annette McIntyre

    A really good romp. Once again Dayna is called to Andeluvia to help her friends, who just happen to be a centaur mage, an elderly griffen and a luck deserted good luck deer.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Vancil C. Thomas

    Another great read! The story continues and the characters are becoming more than than they thought they would ever be! Looking forward to reading the next book in the series!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Linda D. Standow

  19. 4 out of 5

    Donald Clark

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy Dewitte

  21. 4 out of 5

    Donna Barney

  22. 4 out of 5

    Anna Zand

  23. 4 out of 5

    Floyd Largent

  24. 5 out of 5

    Guy Ivie

  25. 5 out of 5

    Les & Daphne Summerfield

  26. 5 out of 5

    Joene

  27. 4 out of 5

    Aramanth Dawe

  28. 4 out of 5

    Crystal Carr

  29. 4 out of 5

    Robert

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jim Bowers

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